Dr. Lindsey Umstead is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. She provides individual and group counseling and family coaching to clients at Three Birds Counseling and Supervision, PLLC, using an integrative approach that is trauma-informed, fat-positive, queer-affirming, and evidence-based. Lindsey also teaches and provides clinical supervision to master’s and doctoral level counseling students enrolled in UNC-Greensboro and Palo Alto University’s Counselor Education training programs, and she continues to stay active in research and scholarship.
Lindsey has worked with clients at all levels of care in various settings (e.g., hospitals, college counseling centers, private practice). She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, college and graduate student development, and women’s issues. She works with clients 10 years of age and above.
In addition to clinical training and experience, Lindsey pulls from her personal experiences recovering from trauma, an eating disorder, pregnancy loss, and overworking to support clients in their journeys to healing and once again feeling at home in their bodies and themselves.
Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs (Honey and Boomer), gardening and working on house projects, engaging in intuitive movement, and traveling.